Architecture of Academic Innovation: Progressive Pedagogy, Modernist Design, and Perkins and Will's Heathcote Elementary in Post-War America

Hugh Ward
This thesis examines the post-war progressive modernist suburban elementary school design. Political and social movements, new design and construction methods, and progressive pedagogies growing awareness of differentiated modes of learning influenced this type of school that became more apparent throughout the 1940s and 1950s in America. The wealth after World War II saw the ideas from the Progressive 1930s come to life in post-war Modernist schools. Using both formal analysis and social history, the paper...
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